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Improving Food Security among Older Adults

Grants to USA Organizations to Address Food
Insecurity for Vulnerable Adults Aged 50 and Over

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Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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AARP Foundation

Deadline Date:

10/18/19 11:59 PM ET

Description:

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Grants to USA and territories organizations to address food insecurity for vulnerable adults aged 50 and over. Funding is intended for direct service, research, education, outreach, and field-building projects. Funding will primarily be awarded to national and regional organizations with built-in distribution channels, such as affiliates, members, chapters or collaborative partnerships.

For Direct Service projects, local organizations will only be considered if they have the ability to serve thousands of low-income older adults, on their own or in conjunction with other organizations.

AARP Foundation is committed to investing in innovative projects to serve tens of thousands of low-income older adults. The final investment amounts will depend on a combination of factors including the number of low-income older adults the proposed project will serve over the grant period, the strength of evidence of program effectiveness, the outcomes measurement plan, and the viability and strength of the proposed scaling plan.

The majority of funded projects will be Direct Service projects, as these projects seek to immediately and directly serve the needs of low-income older adults.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 186907

Estimated Size of Grant:

In general, Direct Service projects will receive higher grant award amounts than other types of projects, ranging from $100,000 to $250,000 per year, for up to three years. A typical grant award range for Research, Education, Outreach and Field-Building projects is from $50,000 to $150,000 per year, for up to two years.

For more detailed information, see: https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/aarp_foundation/2019-pdf/aarp-foundation-improving-senior-food-security-request-for-proposals-sept-2019.pdf#page=5.

Term of Contract:

January 1, 2020: Grant Start Date

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

This funding opportunity is primarily intended for national or regional organizations with built-in distribution channels, such as affiliates, members, chapters or collaborative partnerships. For Direct Service projects, local organizations will only be considered if they have the ability to serve thousands of low-income older adults, on their own or in conjunction with other organizations.

The following are not eligible for funding:
- Grants for individuals
- Debt retirement or operating deficits
- Endowments or reserve funds
- Political organizations or campaigns
- Lobbying legislators or influencing elections
- Sponsorship of fundraising events
- Marketing endeavors and personal research
- Organizations located outside the United States or its territories
- Indirect expenses unrelated to the project being funded

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
- September 2019: Funding opportunity announced
- October 18, 2019: Application deadline by 11:59 PM ET
- November 2019: Clarification period (as needed)
- December 2019: Applicants notified of award decisions
- January 1, 2020: Grant Start Date

This funding opportunity requires a 1:1 dollar match (cash or in-kind) from one or more other funding sources. If you do not have matching funding for your requested grant amount, you must detail a plan for raising the matching funds in your application.

Applications Process: https://www.aarp.org/aarp-foundation/grants/info-2019/advancing-effective-solutions.html

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online: https://aarpfoundation.force.com/grants/FGM_Portal__CommunitySignin?retUrl=/apex/FGM_Portal__CommunityApplication?id=7015A000002Bq4B&quizId=a0Q5A00000GtZrf

For questions, contact:
aarp_foundation_grants@aarp.org
Toll-free Nationwide: 1-800-775-6776
Toll-free TTY: 877-434-7598

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

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